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719Re: Outside Brace Box Cars?

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  • dennisivison
    Jan 25, 2010
      Jim,

      Thank you, I'll follow Herman's and your lead. Do you happen to remember which Gazette your article appeared in, I have all the issues for the last 2-3 years, if it's earlier than that I'll have to hunt it down.

      Dennis



      --- In NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com, Jim Vail <akacoot@...> wrote:
      >
      > I built a model of a NCNG outside braced car based on those 2 photos. I
      > checked with Herman first and he felt it was the 32 that later had
      > outside sheathing added to it - perhaps in a rebuilding. So I lettered
      > mine 32. I did an article with a drawing in the Gazette, but now feel
      > my model (and my drawing) is about 6 scale inches too tall.
      >
      > Jim Vail
      >
      > dennisivison wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > I'm hoping someone can help me with a couple of pictures. They are
      > > both in Gerald Best's book Nevada County Narrow Gauge;
      > >
      > > the bottom photo on page 26 "...a view of Colfax in 1889", and
      > >
      > > the upper photo on page 61 "...on the Bear River bridge...in 1896".
      > >
      > > Both of these photos clearly show single sheath (outside braced) box
      > > cars, can anyone shed any light on these cars? They appear to be a
      > > little larger than their neighboring cars, so I'm assuming they must
      > > be Grass Valley built cars in the number range 34-42 and not the
      > > Carter Brother cars.
      > >
      > > I have Herman Darr's Drawings of the Carter Brothers cars (2007
      > > Modelers Annual pg.41). I have a photo of #32 (2007 Modelers Annual
      > > pg.40, Larry Harrison & Al Phelps photos), so that one is out. I have
      > > a photo of #44 (2007 Modelers Annual pg.42, Larry Harrison photo) and
      > > that one was built in 1901 anyway, so that leaves us with Numbers
      > > 34-36-38-40-42 as possibilities.
      > >
      > > I'm building the NCNGRR in O-scale, set in late summer 1912, and would
      > > like to add these car/cars to my roster. I would greatly appreciate
      > > any help anyone could offer.
      > >
      > > Thank you,
      > > Dennis Ivison
      > > Garden Grove, CA
      > >
      > >
      >
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